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India agrees on universal pension

Thousands of older people from across India gathered in New Delhi in March to peacefully protest for their rights to ...

STORY URL: India agrees on universal pension | Latest news | HelpAge International
The Government of India has made an unprecedented commitment to improve the Indira Ghandi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) and ensure every older person receives a pension.

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Banning plastic

Rwanda has banned non-biodegradable plastic and hopes to become the first plastic free country in the world, but as this ...

STORY URL: Rwanda's plastic bag-free utopia
Not so long ago, Rwanda suffered from an all-too-familiar problem in Africa: billions of plastic bags choking waterways and destroying entire ecosystems. To fight this scourge of the environment...

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Toxic time bomb in India

What you see below is one of the latest documentaries on the toxic asbestos trade in India and it contains ...

STORY URL: 101 East - India: Toxic Trade
More than 50 countries have banned asbestos products but India cannot get enough and is importing the mineral from Canada. Is India investing in a future hea...

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Retirement age should be 75, if not 85!

One of the greatest risks facing the world today is “risk management”. I put the term in quotes because what ...

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To frack or not to frack

Swiss Re regularly updates its expert assessments of the shifting risk landscape through an array of publications aimed at its ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/European_Legal_Developments_2011_2012.pdf

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If New York can't handle it ...

Elisabeth Champ has volunteered in the wake of disasters in Haiti, Japan and the Philippines. She talks about her experience ...

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Better understanding of longevity risks

The portion of elderly people in population becomes larger and larger because of longer life expectancy and decreases of fertility ...

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Underfunded Pension Plans

People spend the younger part of their lives working hard in exchange for a promise from the government or employers ...

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Urge to maintain focus on climate change

For more than 10 years I've been working for business addressing the climate change challenge. In many ways this has ...

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Incredible views of glacier calving

This was filmed in 2008 - a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for ...

STORY URL: "CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO
"CHASING ICE" is NOMINATED for an Academy Award: Best Original Song "Before My Time" by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell. Hear the song:...

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Best Low Costs Places to Retire

With pensions underfunded and people living longer, many are worried about outliving their pensions and savings. The article below shows ...

STORY URL: Best Places to Retire for Under $40,000
In these cities, you can live well for less than $40,000 per year.

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A 'Sandy' experience

As part of the Open Minds project people from around the world shared their thoughts. In this clip Lou Ann ...

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Population Dynamics Everywhere

Population Dynamics Everywhere: How do we Preserve Wealth and Health? By Hans Groth, Chairman of the Board, WDA Forum, St ...

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Manage disaster risk

For years now, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in economic losses caused by natural catastrophes. Since 1980, the global ...

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Some age old questions...

The proportion of the world's population aged over 60 will jump from 11.2% to 21.8% over the next ...

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